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We celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's centennial with a look at one of the singer's busiest and most memorable years on record.

  • Added: Mar 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:04
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In the 1960s Herbie Hancock seemed to be everywhere on the jazz scene, recording both as a leader for Blue Note and as a sideman with Miles Davis a...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: (Left to Right): Venus Hayes, two of her children, Teressa Raiford
The family of 17 year-old Quanice Hayes, who was shot to death by Portland police, seeks justice from the city of Portland.

  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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For a girl that wasn't supposed to be here, Destiny Roberts has a mission. It's to spread love and acceptance through her music. KFAI's Erianna Jil...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 04:51
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Music from the great harmonica master James Cotton who died on March 16th — and an album of transcendent music, "Ancient Africa" by Abdullah Ibrahi...

Bought by KMRE-LP, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KEOS, WOUB, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Bring It On's William Hosea and Dr. Amrita Myers speak with Dr. Kali Gross, Professor of African American Studies at Wesleyan University about "Vio...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Chuck Berry
Celebrating Chuck Berry-One of founding fathers of Rock & Roll with tributes from Keith Richards, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Carl...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:55
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Quraysh Ali Lansana, poet, Credit: Alan Tarin
Quraysh Ali Lansana recalls a compromised night on the U.S./Mexico border.

Bought by KHSU, PRX Remix, and KENW


  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The "Juke In The Back" is jumpin' this week as we take a look at the history and influence of the Champion Jack Dupree classic, "Junker's Blues." W...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, Royalton Community Radio, WHRV, WOUB, and KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Last year education leaders throughout Eastern Virginia took a hard look at the way our students are being educated. They realized that equality in...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 54:34
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Jerry Lawson is a singing legend who fronted the world famous Persuasions for 40 plus years. As their lead singer he produced and arranged 22 album...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KRPS, KSRQ, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 58:03
  • Purchases: 4
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Tracking the history under your feet - how enterprising outsiders shaped working class neighborhoods - the truths about homelessness - and more.

Bought by WMUU-LP, Prairie Public, KMRE-LP, XRAY.fm, WCMU and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: A Tribe Called Red
We'll hear new music from Nicole Willis and Rasheed Ali, check out some Indigenous sounds from Prolific the Rapper and A Tribe Called Red, and cele...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, KMRE-LP, Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Interview with Author, speaker, TV and Radio show host Jesse Lee Peterson. Also featuring music by George Hendrickson and The Mistics.

  • Added: Mar 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:13
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New music from guitarist Kevin Eubanks, recorded on both sides of the country; also Jeff "Tain" Watts with Eubanks, and Hiromi Suda sings Brazilian...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), Royalton Community Radio, WRGY, KKRN, WMHT and more


  • Added: Mar 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Camaran Henson grew up hearing stories about his grandfather, Leonard Simmons, who was a police officer in Newark, New Jersey. He came to StoryCorp...

Bought by WEZU and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Mar 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The "Juke In The Back" presents the final part of a 3 part feature on Chuck Berry's early career. This week, Matt The Cat focuses on Berry's record...

Bought by KTRT RADIO INC, WRNC-LP, WOUB, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, and KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Members of the Trump administration have made statements about Black history that are completely false, such as Ben Carson asserting that slaves fr...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 54:27
Caption: Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers
In this hour, we’ll explore the music of two more giants of the New Orleans diaspora, pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton, who left Louisiana in...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
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Harmonica ace Billy Boy Arnold is a prolific recording artist who is one of a handful of musicians still standing to talk about the vibrant and imp...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KRPS, KSRQ, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Michael Dunston
We'll hear new music from Rhythm Express featuring Michael Dunston, check out a cut from Rasheed Ali's brand new 1968 Love Power!, and enjoy Nina S...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WOUB, KSRQ, Lower Cape Communications, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Luthier, Freeman Vines talks about the guitar he's building from the wood of the old hanging tree.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 09:15
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Big Ron Hunter is invited inside to eat with his friends.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 11:08
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Rufus McKenzie of Perry, GA shares a tale of degradation in exchange for a meal.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Illustration of Smiley Lewis by William Stout. His recording of “I Hear You Knocking” was one of the biggest number two hits of the early 1950s.
On this episode of Blues Unlimited, join us as we pay tribute to a remarkable collection of records that all have one thing in common — they were a...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:59